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Asia Pacific executive committee and women’s committee meet in Tokyo

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20 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia Pacific executive committee met in Tokyo, Japan, on 20 January to discuss congress preparations, activities and projects.

The executive committee passed resolutions supporting the workers and dismissed unionists of Avon Philippines Employees Union, as well as the workers and AWU affiliated union of Alcoa in Australia.

Yasunobu Aihara, chair of the Aisa Pacific executive committee said on the executive committee:

This has been a very useful meeting with many important discussions, including issues affecting the trade union movement in our region. Many constructive ideas have been exchanged regarding IndustriALL’s future work in the region.

The Asia Pacific Women’s committee met on 19 January and endorsed the decision of the World Women’s Conference in Vienna in September 2015 of a 40 per cent representation of women at all levels of IndustriALL.

Monika Kemperle, InudstriALL assistant general secretary, said:

Asia Pacific has shown the way by having 40 per cent women representation at the executive committee. This inspire other regions to achieve this important milestone.